OK I've wanted to post this for a while (and now I've either built up to it or drunk too much but either way). Why are 99% of runearms only available as end of chain rewards? Most other classes can improve their weps at any point in a chain but artis? Even worse when the end of chain is a raid (VoN etc).
Oh you don't like raids? Oh well, no new runearms for you!
This is unfair. I love my arti but hate raids (maybe due to my only 3 raid runs across 30 toons were so horrendous I don't fancy doing again) and don't see why we have to run them to get a runearm when everyone else can get improved weps without running raids.
PS I don't mean to put off new artis. One bit of advice for those new ones. Do NOT discount early runearms. If your build is right, you can still do massive damage with a low-level runearm. Yes, most will say ha-ha to me running with a fallback runearm of Flickr (even in Epics) but seeing as most of the time I top kill table and do pver 1k on crit with it I don't see what's wrong.